How to Turn My Macbook Into a GPS Navigator


GPS or Global Positioning System is useful when navigating unfamiliar territory or mapping a trip. You can now use GPS technology on your Macbook by connecting a GPS device to your computer. Doing so simply requires GPS software and a USB-enabled GPS device

Things You'll Need

  • USB-enabled GPS device
  • GPS software
  • Insert the GPS software into your CD-Rom and follow the on screen instructions for installation. Be sure that the software is compatible with your GPS device.

  • Using a USB cable, connect one end into your GPS device and the other into your computer.

  • Open the "Finder" menu, which is located in the dock on your Mac. Select "Applications" on the left side of the "Finder" menu and select the GPS software. Follow the on-screen instructions to begin using your GPS device on your Mac.

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